Screenplay Contest

2021 Screenplay Contest

"Bringing Hope in Today's World"


ReadingFilmFEST “Bringing Hope in Today’s World”  Short Film Screenplay Competition for Women and Minority Screenwriters.

Rules to Entry
  • Script must be under 20 pages 
  • Estimated total run time of completed film under 20 minutes
  • If selected
    • Filmmakers must be women and / or minorities
    • Must include at least 2 Gables properties as filming locations
    • Must include a diverse cast
  • First prize winner must complete film by September, 2022 for premiere screening at ReadingFilmFEST 2022


1st Place

  • $2,000 Cash prize
  • Access to the following Gables property locations for filming:
    • The Gables at Stirling Guest Hotel
    • The Gables at Overlook Mansion
    • The Gables Bed and Breakfast Philadelphia, and Gables Café Philadelphia, and Kusina Philly
  • Script table read at the ReadingFilmFEST 2021 on October 2 at The Gables Stirling Guest Hotel 
  • Access Gables properties for fundraising for film
  • Film Screening Premiere at The Gables Stirling Guest Hotel during ReadingFilmFEST 2022
  • Additional screenings at other The Gables Properties

2nd Place –

  • $500 Cash prize

3rd Place –

  • $250 Cash prize

Bring your script to life with several Gables property locations to shoot your film.

The Gables at Sterling Guest Hotel, Reading PA
The Gables Bed and Breakfast, Philadelphia PA
The Gables at Overlook Mansion, Reading PA

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